American Library Association (ALA)

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“The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is ‘to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.'”

Creative Aging Focus:

The ALA’s Public Programs Office has partnered with Lifetime Arts to host two pre-conferences at the annual ALA conference. ALA/PPO partnered with Lifetime Arts and Westchester Library System for the IMLS National Leadership projects in 2011 and 2014. Programming Library, their online journal, hosted multiple blogs highlighting library-based creative aging programs from all over the U.S.

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